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THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Bye, for now...
November 09, 2004, 06:25:16 PM
Hey guys,
Im at the Dallas airort waiting for my flight to Lawton.  I checked into the Military YMCA thingy at the airport so I got a nice place to stay til my flight gets here. Beds, warm food, COFFEE! and its all free. So I will do my best to check back in and let you all know how its goin and such.
Its been a really long day so far. Stayed in a crappy motel last night and got zero sleep, only to have to get to MEP's at 5am to get processed and sworn in for active duty. I managed to catch an hour or so of shuteye but im looking forward  to a quick on on my way to lawton, then to Ft. Sill. Feels great to finally be independent from my family. Was such a drag to have all my friends off doing exciting things like college while I play baby-sitter for my dad. Now I'm doing something great and my firends are jealous!
The whole time I have been in the air, I have been thinking about how great its going to be to jump out of one. So tomorrow morning when I finally make it to the base I guess there will be no turning back (quick wheres the exit! lol). Been thinking a lot about whats going on over in Falluja (sp?) and cant help but think of those 10 guys that have been lost so far and praying for their families.
Anyways, I think I see another fresh pot of coffee so I best run and get my fix. Ill check back soon as I can but cant help but think it be a long time before I see your friendly faces again.
Randy :)
THE CAMPFIRE / Bye, for now...
November 08, 2004, 08:06:01 AM
This is gonna be my last post for a long while. As you all know I'm leavin for basic training today, in about 2 hours. So I just thought I'd drop bye and give my best wishes to all my favorite cyber hunting buddies.
So see you all around March, til then keep my seat warm :)
Pvt. Randy Reamer
November 07, 2004, 11:50:31 AM
Nice read. What kind of damage did the .223 do to that cat? and do you know what kind of load he was using?
FIREARMS & OPTICS / Re: Desert Eagle 44 Mag
November 07, 2004, 02:08:19 AM
Yep, we shot silhouete with ours quite a bit. Most accurate centerfire handgun I've ever shot... especially since it was made for silhouetes. Forgot to suggest cleaing the gas port, good thinking.
Well, I got it together. I used part of a spare 10/22's stock fore-end. It was a nice rosewood that I whittled down so it looked like a Buck knife handle- two parts so the blade metal would show between them. I glued the two parts on the knife and clamped it down to set. About an hour later I drilled 2 holes through the handle and the blade and drifted 2 cut-down stainless 10/22 buffers through, so that it was held by two pillars and the glue.
After that I put the finishing touches on the wood- a few clear coats buffed with fine steel wool. I am so proud of this knife. Im already planning to make a leather sheath for it tomorrow morning as well as a finger guard to make it more "bowie" fighting style as opposed to a skinner.
Im gonna try and get pics tomorrow, but no promises because our camera is "kaput".
Thanks a million for the inspiration cgp, man now I'm not so anxious about leavin monday... I wanna stay and make knives lol!
VARMINT/PREDATOR / Re: 30-30 excellertater
November 06, 2004, 12:58:55 PM
I can imagine Anlter3. I used my 30-30 to shoot 'yotes on our ranch in Wyoming. Worked well. The .223 ballistic tips and HP's are much worse though. lol. They have a nice .22cal entrance hole and a softball sized exit ;)
VARMINT/PREDATOR / Re: 30-30 for coyotes
November 06, 2004, 12:56:00 PM
Sounds like you are on the trail of a nice one! The 110gr is a third lighter than the 170gr so the drop wont be as much at 100 but within a few inches none-the-less. The 110 will take a deer but it most likely wont go through.
If you can get your cousin to load you some shells you should try usin pointed 30cal bullets instead of the roundnose. Like I said you have to load em one at a time so as not to ruin the tip, but taht way you can get a good HP or soft point.
Anyways, just ideas. Looks like you settled on a nice load- the 170.
VARMINT/PREDATOR / Re: 30-30 for coyotes
November 06, 2004, 11:23:33 AM
There really isnt that much difference. Usually the lighter load is on sale so I grab that. Both will take deer no problem and when you get down to the 110gr you do see a difference in kick and the bullet will fly straighter, longer.

Stick with your 170gr load since you have had good success with it. Unless you want to try loading a few of your brass with a .30cal hollow point or ballistic tips. You just feed them one at a time as opposed to in the mag.
Do you load your own?

VARMINT/PREDATOR / Re: 30-30 excellertater
November 06, 2004, 11:17:07 AM
Varmint rifle for sure. Grab a .223 savage or a single shot NEF for cheap and use that. The 30-30 rounds may not work that well in your rifle and they are very hard to come by.
VARMINT/PREDATOR / Re: 30-30 excellertater
November 05, 2004, 09:24:25 PM
The excellerator is a 22cal varmint rount in a sabbot so it can be shot out of a 30cal barrel giving your old 30-30 similar performance to that of a .223 or the like.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Starbucks
November 05, 2004, 09:46:28 AM
Lol Draggy. I got started drinking bottled water because I was buying litres of Mountain Dew a day (got addicted I guess) and since I was spending the money anyway I thought I could cut back by just drinking the bottled waters. Well it helped a lot. You should go and get a bottle of natural spring water taht is ICE cold, for experiments sake. I really love the taste.
My dad got  Brita water filter which does OK but its just not quite the same.
Good point CGP... best not put the cart before the horse. My dad is STILL out there bangin away on taht sled... so tomorrow is test day for that steel. I have a good feeling that its some good stuff though. It tempered nicely and shares the same cleavage and tint as my hunting knife.
23 weeks of basic for me... 9 weeks for the typical basic, then 11 more weeks for AIT- where you train for your job, artillery for me, as well as another 3 weeks for airborne training at Ft. Benning, Ga.
I managed a few attempts today at cutting down these 1/3" carbon steel plates my dad had for some odd job. Tempered the steel on a hot plate I found in our junk shed. Got a nice outline made to the likeness of my Ka-Bar combat knife. Dad booted me out of the shop cuz he's making a sled for the 4-wheeler :( Anyways, tomorrow I'll try and the the drop point cut out and sharpen it.
For a handle I was thinking about cutting a chunk off one of my beat-up old 10/22 stocks. Im thinking the laminated rosewood would be nice. Or maybe just fabricating a finger guard and wrapping it with para-cord.
Man you got me going. Hope I get it done before I leave for basic monday morning :O
Wow... that is awesome. EXCELLENT post! Looks simple enough... but man does it take skill to make a nice one. Nice job on your knives, I like that stag handled one :)
I wonder if I could ever make one as nice as my benchmade? lol i think ill give it a try tomorrow.
THE CAMPFIRE / Re: Bush Victory
November 03, 2004, 11:01:02 AM
I'm glad Kerry was willing to concede. I may not like his policies, but I can at least respect that he was man enough to throw in the towel. Edwards, however, wanted to fight and drag it out in court.
Congrats Mr. Bush!